The popular EDM pop-style group The Chainsmokers is back after nine months of silence regarding releasing new songs. While their absence seemed odd for the duo of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, it paid off with their new single “Sick Boy”.
The Chainsmokers started out as two people remixing indie bands in 2012. By 2013 they had started receiving a lot of attention after their single “#Selfie” became popular in 2014, and they quickly peaked the Electronics song chart. In 2015 they released “Roses” which became a massive success, taking The Chainsmokers to the next level with multi platinum from several countries. Since then, they have performed with other popular artists such as Halsey on “Closer” and Coldplay with “Something Just Like This.” They also branched out from just EDM to taking up singing.
For the first half of 2017, The Chainsmokers consistently released new songs almost monthly. The singles that were leased then toed the line between EDM and Top 40 pop, but Taggart and Pall were ready to move into a darker style. Heavily influenced by the modern chapter, they feel as though their new music talks about what it is like to relate to other people. “Sick Boy”’ has a tone that embodies frustration, and anger, with every lyric meaningful. They aspire to continue to create music that reflects what is going on in their lives and the world around them.
As of March 2018, Billboard named The Chainsmokers as number one on their ranking of 2018 dance musicians (Billboard Dance 100).
The Chainsmokers are proud of this new generation of music they are producing. Expect to hear more from the Chainsmokers that delivers power, emotion, and a deepness that has never been experienced before. Bringing these dark themes into the mainstream is the goal of these two electronically-minded superstars.